Dr. Barbara Sturm's Simple Swiss Muesli
A NO-COOK, NO-FUSS BOWL OF MORNING NOURISHMENT FOR YOUR SKIN AND SPIRIT
When you travel as often as German aesthetics doctor Barbara Sturm, daily rituals can become a grounding force. So it’s no wonder Sturm, the founder and CEO of Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics, eats the same breakfast most mornings—a traditional Swiss-style muesli with a few health-conscious updates care of modern nutrition science.
The anti-inflammatory prowess of this bowl comes in the form of almonds, oats, apple, and coconut yogurt, which offer a gut-healing combination of healthy fats, fiber, and probiotics. “It’s always been my favorite breakfast of all time,” Sturm says, recounting that her mother used to make it for her as a child, and that now she does the same for her own kids. “It powers you through the day.”
Best of all, you don’t need a doctor’s precision to make this recipe—just eyeball it, as Sturm does. (For perfectionists, we’ve provided measurements below.) While you can make do without a measuring cup, note that this recipe does require a bit of forethought; the oats, almonds, raisins, and cinnamon need to soak in the oat milk overnight. Mix it up, store it in the fridge, and follow one of Dr. Sturm’s most important pieces of beauty advice: go get some sleep. When you rise, add the remaining ingredients.
Ingredients (use organic ingredients wherever possible):
- ½ cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1–2 tablespoons sliced almonds
- 1–2 tablespoons raisins
- Dash cinnamon
- ½ cup (or slightly less) oat milk or non-dairy milk of choice
- ½ an apple, grated, or diced
- ¼ cup unsweetened coconut yogurt
- Honey to taste
- The night before: Combine oats, almond slices, raisins, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add oat milk. Place in fridge to soak overnight.
- The day of: Add grated or diced apple to oats, along with coconut yogurt and honey to taste. Stir and enjoy.
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